I have to say, I have worked in some pretty tiny, poorly lit apartments for this project over the last four years, but Aoi's may have been one of the most difficult. Aside from the space being small, cramped, and full of personal effects, there was NO natural light. And really, sunlight is what makes these shots. But all things considered, Aoi pulled off yet another fantastic shoot. And it just goes to show the kinds of environments NYC dancers actually live in. Even though it may have been one of the most difficult locations, this shoot really is the epitome of what Home Stage is about, a close look at the lives of dancers off stage in they often tiny and cramped homes.